Your Body Doesn’t Lie

“It is as old as the truth and if you use it you believe you came out on top when, in essence, just the opposite has occurred. What am I?”

The lie is as old as the truth, at least as it pertains to our communication.  Each time that we are asked a question we make a choice of one of three ways we will answer it.  We can reply by telling the truth, telling a lie or ignoring the question all together.  Isn’t it interesting that we have only three replies; one right, one wrong and the third an acceptable concession.  These are the exact same choices we have for every problem we face.

Studies have shown that people lie more in their younger ages and even less after they reach sixty years of age.  It seems that as we mature we do get wiser.  We tell lies about many things but we do so for only three reasons; to satisfy our selfish reasons, to protect someone from perceived pain or embellish reality.  No matter the reason, lies, when discovered, always deteriorates established levels of trust.   It is trust that builds unity through relationships.

Trust is so important to our society; science has developed ways to determine when someone is lying.  One of these ways is the use of a polygraph machine.  By quizzing the subject, a polygraph examiner can look at the graphs and can see whether their vital signs changed significantly on any of the questions. If a lie is told there will be a significant change in three involuntary bodily functions; a faster heart rate, higher blood pressure and an increase in perspiration.  What science has proven is that when the body is in conflict, even with it’s own mind, the body will fight against the lie.  It acts differently in a state of conflict.  Our body wants to live in the peace provided by the truth.  

 “A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” – Mark Twain

Thanks to the Power of the Wisdom of Three we can solve our man-made problems pretty easily as long as we also stay selfless in nature.  We try so hard to uncover truths by creating top ten lists of this or the top seven ways of doing that but these will usually have redundancies that can be eliminated without harm or impact to the truth.  Three concepts are much simpler, will have much greater retention over time and they stay true to our natural laws.

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary” and Vice President, Education and Development at The American College of Financial Services

Experience on the Balance Sheet

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

Soren Kierkegaard

Look at any company’s website, mission statement or recruiting material; one of the first messages you will receive is that they value their people. This is a great sentiment for them to portray because we all desire to be valued…but do they?  If they truly do, it will be evident by the experience level of their workforce.  Current statistics paint a different picture however.  Tenure is down and long term employees are starting to build tenure later in life so maybe, just maybe, our business leaders don’t really get it; despite what they are trying to make us believe.

What’s the big deal?      

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When a Solution Becomes a Problem

It is said, “We are creatures of habit” and rightly so for mankind is merely a more intelligent creature but a creature none the less. As one of nature’s creatures we respond to threats, fears, and problems in much the same way as all creatures with one exception…we have the mental capacity to learn from, adapt to, and develop techniques used in solving problems.

It is the responsibility of the leader of a business, a family, or a team to teach their disciples that these lessons are critical. To be effective in this role as teacher, we must understand these principles, be able to communicate them, and transfer the required skills in a way that is easily remembered.  One proven technique is storytelling.  A good story can emphasize the message, embed the lessons, and enhances interest in sharing of the content with others.    Continue reading “When a Solution Becomes a Problem”

The Three Positions of Transit

“Triangular in concept, a law you must know; Linear in sight, on your mark, get set, Go!  What am I?”

Signal LightIf you said a traffic light you are correct.  Just like riddles, sometimes life can be confusing and vague.  That is why I believe our Maker gave us so many natural laws tied to the Wisdom of Three; we need simple guides to make our complex lives easier to navigate through.  These laws are undeniable, unchangeable, and unquestionable anywhere in the world.

So why focus on the traffic light?

In 1920, a police officer in Detroit, Michigan developed the three color lights we use today.  In an effort to reduce the ever increasing risks of accidents presented by the growing number of vehicles on the roads, he used the simple power behind the Wisdom of Three.  This Solutionary understood the problem and determined that there were only three positions needing to be controlled; the driver had to know when to stop the car, be warned in advance when to stop, and when it would be safe to go again.

Brilliant!  I wonder if Officer William Potts knew the rest of the story.  You see, not only is his solution applicable to the traffic problems of intersections, its meaning goes much deeper and can help to direct the traffic of our personal lives too.

The lights positions and colors are arranged uniformly so that wherever you may be you will be familiar with the patterns. The first light is the red one.  This position holds substantial meaning in the universe.  The number one means singular.  When applied to the driver of a vehicle it means you or self.  When I am driving and I see a red light I know that “I” must stop.  Red is the uniformed color for the word stop.  An interesting thing that Officer Potts probably did not know was that selfishness is the single offense that we have to stop in order to avoid all other offenses.  It we could ever “stop” our selfish flaws we would break no laws, have no disobedience, or civil unrest.  This is why; in the Wisdom of Three, selfishness is the number one problem that Solutionaries must be aware of.

The second position is the amber light or caution.  The number two means to share; picture two people holding hands.  In this position we must be ready to do our part to protect each other from an accident.  The number two also represents the potential for loss so caution must be taken.

Position number three is the green or go light. The most powerful number in the universe, the third position means power…the power to move.  It also means community.  When the light turns green, all the cars begin to move as one; as a community.  The color green represents a new start or growth.  We cannot have a new start if we do not move forward.

Remember the riddle at the start of this article; triangular in concept?  Picture a vertical traffic light in your mind.  Now, picture one light at the first position, two lights side by side in the second and three lights in the third position.  Do you see the perfect triangle?  The triangle is the strongest structure in the universe and the basis of the Wisdom of Three.

the-wisdom-of-three-the-law-of-the-flowOnce again, the natural laws created through the power of the Wisdom of Three helps us to solve our problems.  Next time you see a traffic light, I hope you think differently and reflect on the Wisdom of Three in your life.

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

The Three Gifts of Insight

Insight, as defined by Webster is the ability to understand people and situations in a very clear way; an understanding of the true nature of something.

In our personal, business, and spiritual lives, insight is a critical skill because it requires examining the truth.

the-wisdom-of-three-gift-of-insightInterestingly it is the book, the Bible, which first highlighted the importance of this commonly required skill.  There you will find the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom, Counsel, Piety, Fortitude, and Fear of the Lord.  The first three make up the Gifts of Insight.  As a student of wisdom I am learning that these three “gifts” are required before we can determine any truth.  Without insight we are more likely than not to: Continue reading “The Three Gifts of Insight”

Lessons of Truth

Truth…What exactly is it?

My friend Mr. Webster says it is something that corresponds to facts or reality; honest and sincere.

We have all been told as a child it was something you should always tell to others; so it must be a form of communication. Whenever we didn’t tell the truth we were told that we were telling a lie; so the truth by default is the opposite of lying or saying what is not true.  To complicate the situation further, we can honestly believe we are telling the truth but the person we are speaking with can honestly believe that we are lying to them; causing tremendous disruption to any meaningful trust associated with the topic of our discussion.  This differing opinion, as to whether our statement is truth or false, can be based solely on our understanding of one another as well as the information available to us at that time. On occasion, we will even allow irrelevant evidence to invade the topic in question.  This sort of confusion definitely hinders our clear identification of the truth resulting in the ongoing search to explain exactly what we are supposed to do with this mysterious thing we call the truth. Continue reading “Lessons of Truth”

The Gift of Genius

The Wisdom of Three Areas of GeniusThe title of Genius is a very prestigious one, denoting a level of intelligence rarely found in the general population.  Assets to the world, these talented people are elevated by the public, mainly because of the sense of awe that they generate in their area of specialty.  It is through their efforts that they strive for amazing physical feats in the sporting arenas, explore the hidden secrets of our own minds, or create unimaginable beauty in a timeless masterpiece of art.  As with all benefits, so come the challenges.  Due to the uniqueness of their impressive gift, a Genius is prone to an elitist attitude.

They are special and they know it.

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Our Three Final Wise Decisions

“There are only three certainties in life; breathing, taxes, and death.”

Anthony “Tony” Boquet

It was Ben Franklin who coined the phrase, “There are but two certainties in life; death and taxes.”   Now realize that this statement was made as a jab of the ever growing need to fund the government machine but he was absolutely right in the fact that taxes will last as long as we live and death is a certain end to our life.  However, in an effort to satisfy my craving for accuracy, I purpose a third certainty; the only sustaining involuntary function that maintains life; breathing.  We know that Ben was a fan of debates and was also a very intelligent man.  I think that if he and I could have reflected together on this comment, he would have agreed that I was correct in my addition.  Man only needs three things for human life; Air, Water and Food.  Of the three it is only air that is consumed involuntarily; thus there can be no life without the act of breathing.

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The Three Classical Laws of Thought

Contradiction ButtonsThe great Greek philosophers solved the mysteries of thought centuries ago by writing the Three Laws of Thought.  They determined and explained these undeniable truths so that future civilizations would not have to struggle to communicate with one another.  The thoughts are universal and apply to every rational human on earth.  Being laws of nature, they cannot be changed or edited by mankind.  No matter how bad some people wish to do so, they have no power over the truth.  There are many laws of nature; laws of physics, science, ecology and psychology just to name a few.  They all form the basis of what we know as universal truths.  It is the compilation of these truths that form the basis for wise reasoning.  Without truth there can be no wisdom.  Without wisdom we can never learn to solve our problems for good.

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